Indrek Saar

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Indrek Saar said : "It would be morally very difficult to look at what the Center Party has done. And this has been a recurring pattern. There was also a donation of €50,000 last spring , which was unanimously justified by the Center Party board. It was completely embarrassing. Eventually we found that that donation had been a forbidden one" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "SDE's proposal to the coalition is not to proceed with the referendum bill. We are not wasting time or voting on these proposals; the aim is to stop a plan that divides the public and brings new tensions to society at an already difficult time," External link

err-en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "For almost three months, SDE had to put pressure on the government coalition with regard to sick day compensation, and now €2.5 million has been allocated for this purpose . It is deeply incomprehensible why the first days of illness are only reimbursed from 1 January, however. I am convinced that our current infection rates could be significantly lower if this decision were not several months late, as with many other basic prevention activities" External link

err-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Ultimately, via a snowballing effect, this reaches society as a whole in the form of a [rising] infection rate," External link

err-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "In any case, she managed to rehabilitate herself in my eyes by taking this bold step. It is a shame more than a few male members of this government who have committed far worse cannot find the same measure of mental fortitude. And there can be no doubt that Mailis Reps will remain in politics for long years to come – her resignation today makes it possible for her to return after a while," External link

err-en Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Anyone who wants to say 'no' to the referendum can support us with their ideas. We will gather together the questions of the Social Democrats and like-minded people and present them to the draft. And the proposals do not have to be deadly serious – the aim is to prevent a referendum on anger," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar promised : "The Social Democrats will surely use all parliamentary tools at our disposal to stop the decision," External link

err-en Friday, November 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Tolerance, caring and openness have always been the fundamental values of Social Democrats. For the past one-and-a-half years these values have been in serious danger in Estonia. The entry of extremists into the government, steps by the government to restrict the rights of minorities and statements by members of the government inciting hatred are jeopardizing the feeling of security of thousands of Estonian people and their families and infringing on their dignity in a manner which cannot be accepted," External link

err-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "As we are a democratic organization, and a large organization, this issue definitely must be discussed. It is not like in any other party where the leader says that it has been decided and everyone follows," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The biggest threat at the moment, where it all started and where the government threatens us today, is the referendum in the spring. It will turn us back in time from a human rights perspective," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar told : "I think the most important thing at present is that this referendum does not take place," External link

err-en Monday, October 26, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "I hope that all of what we have been hearing these last few days, how EKRE leaders have made their goals abundantly clear... That this gives the government's other sides a clear understanding of having to cancel this divisive referendum" External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The Ministry of Social Affairs has also drawn attention to this, among other things, that there are a number of questions in the Names Act," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "The prime minister is looking on helplessly and clenching his teeth," External link

err-en Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "We intend to protect the constitution of Estonia. Fiercely, and with love," External link

err-en Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Minister Martin Helme's lies and deeds show that favoring his own and ignoring transparent governance is a recurring pattern" External link

err-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said ( about Martin Helme ) : "EKRE ministers have been hostile towards and threatened farmers and strawberry growers with the tax office (referring to statements made in late May by finance minister Martin Helme that strawberry farmers often engage in tax evasion – ed.), but the tax office itself cannot pick strawberries. If no decisive action is taken, the crisis will unfortunately spread to other agricultural sectors in the near future. The damage to agriculture will be great and affect the entire Estonian economy," External link

err-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Fighting invisible enemies can cause confused people to concentrate behind a party, but in terms of national interests, painting our allies as enemies is disastrous" External link

err-en Friday, June 19, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Or how you should arrange your living, when unemployment benefits are €189 a month? And how will we solve the large challenges regarding Estonian development and the preservation of our cultural and environmental wealth. Has anyone heard of a plan that would use the crisis for necessary economical change or how the government will handle a green and digital revolution?" External link

err-en Friday, June 19, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "In general, when a party is in opposition, there are always those who find another area or party where there is more opportunity to exercise power" External link

err-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "It is a matter of taste," External link

err-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said ( about Eesti Ekspress ) : "You have had time to get up to speed. As we have read from the media, your party's top politicians, deputy chairmen, the secretary general and several other board members as well as top Centrists in Tallinn have tried to get to the bottom of the money's origin one way or another. You said as recently as last week that there is nothing criminal about that money to the best of your knowledge. And yet, an article was published in Eesti Ekspress on Saturday that caused you to change your mind and return the money. Could you please explain what were the new facts you read in the Eesti Ekspress article that members of the party and perhaps the person who made the donation had not shared with you and that caused you to change your mind? And could you please clearly say who the money you decided to return belongs to?" External link

err-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We do not agree with the attempts of the Center Party or any other party to escape responsibility by abusing its power. On the contrary, everything must be done to reduce the power of money in politics," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "This is an unforeseen statement in a democratic country," External link

err-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Last week, the finance minister accused strawberry farmers of potential tax crime, effectively threatening them with repercussions," External link

err-en Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "This is an unforeseen statement in a democratic country," External link

err-en Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Rude and hostile statements concerning farmers from ministers, and speaker of the Riigikogu Henn Polluaas (EKRE), must come to an end," External link

err-en Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "If the principle is to do what we have hitherto thought was important and useful to us, and which tends towards a stronger and better-off Europe in principle, including one much better prepared for crises, then it would be nonsense to fight against it," "There seem to be a lot of positive things in it for Estonia right now. First of all, if the fund increases, we will have more to obtain from it," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Of course, it is expected that people in Saare County want to get a clearer perspective on what date and which restrictions are going to be relaxed, but it hasn´t happened yet. The government said we will give you some extra permits and you can open some services, but what will happen in a longer perspective is not known yet," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "What mass events are , we will be deciding in May, instead of giving a clear signal that all events with more than 1,000 people have to be canceled - change your plans. Instead of that, we are waiting for the government's decision like golden eggs," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "On May 1 we'll do this, on May 15, we'll do that. On May 29, we'll do the other. Of course, this will be the case if something very crazy doesn't happen and the predictions don't go in the opposite direction. But give some certainty and clarity about what we're doing. This plan, unfortunately, doesn´t have that. In the same way, the plan does not tell us where we will get from here if the restrictions are over and we will reach the third stage," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We are advising to involve psychologists, sociologists, behavioral scientists who would be able to evaluate human behavior," External link

err-en Monday, April 27, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar writes : "Considering the crisis situation and the pressure that the crisis managers are working under, we are not trying to belittle the work you have done. But we are asking you to consider how important the named plan is. How Estonian people will do in the coming years, is largely dependant on how successfully we manage to go back to the normal life," External link

err-en Monday, April 27, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Within the next few hours, we will hold talks with other political powers, after which we will decide our next steps," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar noted ( about Mart Helme ) : "There have been quite a few of these no-confidence votes (in addition to Ratas, a vote of no-confidence in interior minister Mart Helme at the beginning of June, and the motion against Järvik just a week and a half ago-ed.)," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The government of Jüri Ratas, who has dismissed the secretary general, has sent a signal to the Estonian authorities: if you see dark and illicit acts, be quiet. Otherwise, heads will role," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar wrote : "The Social Democrats expect Estonia's foreign policy stance to be steadfast, and the members of the Estonian government will follow it. Interior Minister Mart Helme has repeatedly called into question Estonia's membership in NATO, much like the previous government minister Mihhail Korb, whom you dismissed. We expect the head of government's assessments to be consistent and determined. We want to know: When you will go to the President with Mart Helme's resignation statement?" External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Jüri Ratas is trying to buy himself some time and has tasked officials with assessing Minister Järvik's case," External link

err-en Monday, November 18, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We have been saying this ever since this government was formed, that this government is not a good government for Estonia, and we are always ready to consider alternatives and, of course, we also communicate with other parties and political forces whenever possible," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "This would be the first serious step by the current government, which moves rural life in Estonia forward. In the SDE's eyes, Järvik had already lost all credibility when he consistently lied and fibbed in the listeria scandal," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Today ( i.e. Thursday-ed ), his new sins have come to light, demonstrating that Järvik does not serve the interests of the Estonian state and people, but has strongly encouraged his adviser to conduct corruption-risk activities which have led to the initiation of a criminal case," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The bill, which was made public on Wednesday, doesn't say a word about how pensions will be paid in the future or what happens to the people who stop saving up for retirement when they get old," External link

err-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar concluded : "In the name of short-term political gain, the coalition wants to sacrifice the lowest earning people as well as our children and grandchildren, who will be forced to bear an unaffordable tax burden," External link

err-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "It has just become clear that Kert Kingo lied to the Riigikogu on Monday in an official speech, denying any relationship with Jakko Väl. It has now become apparent that Kert Kingo signed an employment contract last week, in which he [Väli] was to be employed as an adviser" External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "There is no way you can trust a person who is lying to you directly," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We have repeatedly seen as we have asked him questions that he essentially does not lead this government," "So we will direct our questions to those who do" External link

err-en Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar pointed out : "Throughout the years, the second pillar's yields have remained above the increase in the cost of living," External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Therefore, the rhetoric that we trust a person and allow them to decide on their own how much and how to save for retirement is especially cynical," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added ( about Juri Ratas ) : "Under Ratas' leadership, our Estonia has not become more united or coherent. The government led by Ratas has not come up with solutions which take Estonia forward. Instead of strategic decisions, decisions looking to the future, the government's arsenal is made up of populist and often also vandalist steps prompted by short-term benefits of three parties," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Thursday, Aug. 15 was one of the darkest days in Estonian politics in recent decades," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We will give Ratas until Aug. 21," "After that, the SDE parliamentary group will begin collecting MP signatures for the submission of a motion of no confidence. Estonia deserves a normal government. We cannot be the disgrace of Europe" External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We will regain the belief that, by discussing important things as a strong team and together and by consistently seeking allies, we will be able to solve global challenges sooner or later, too," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Right-wing extremism, which is causing concern across the world, will not disappear on its own. This is also one of the reasons why Estonia must not allow Europe to be demolished and allied relations to become cracked. The more heads, the more different experiences, the faster we will get over this crisis," "But right are also those who find that extremist politicians hold greater support in regions and among people whose standard of living is objectively worse. Thus, we must be even more serious about creating more equal opportunities, reducing regional differences. We must be able to reduce the feeling of hopelessness, of being left behind and alone," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "This must be understood and under no circumstances can we allow extremists to hijack and monopolize feelings of nationalism," "We all belive in the persistence of a nation state and national culture. But the nationalism of Social Democrats is not glum, withdrawn and fearful of the world -- we believe that Estonia needs joyful, optimistic and open nationalism," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We are the only ones standing steadfastly in defense of democratic freedoms without forgetting for a moment the need to help those who tend to fall behind or be excluded," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We await in these harsh times the passing of this somewhat crazy period in Estonian politics, and in those of the wider world," External link

err-en Sunday, June 9, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The news is fresh. Austrian authorities must do everything they can to establish the truth -- what has happened and who is involved in the doping incident described. The reputation of Estonian sports is again at stake both on a national as well as international level. Sport has to be clean, there is no room for negotiation here, not are there any gray areas," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "I consider it vital to discuss the situation with representatives of all relevant institutions. We will meet at the Ministry of Culture as early as next week, to have a frank talk about the matter," External link

err-en Friday, March 1, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Poland has carried our several major reforms in the field of combating doping in recent years. Poland has evolved as an important partner in this internationally. Close international cooperation is of utmost importance in standing for fair and clean sport and effectively combating the use of doping," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The number of speakers of our beautiful language doesn't have to be limited to those who live in Estonia. The goal should be bigger; why not set in motion the words of one of the heads of the Estonian Institute, Mart Meri, whose dream was to boost the number of Estonian speakers globally to 1.5 million, as the next big goal," External link

err-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Culture is the first and main purpose of the existence of the state of Estonia, and the government places a high value on our cultural workers. Vigorous growth in salary helps ensure the consistency of our national culture and a new generation of specialists with the help of whom both high culture as well as folk culture can develop," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 28, 2018 2:21:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Foreign producers are very interested in utilizing Esotnian film specialists, filming locations, cutting-edge technology and infrastructure as well as service providers for filming in Estonia," "The pilot project is off to a good start by now and the increasing aid scheme will surely allow Estonia to become even more attractive than before to foreign filmmakers" External link

err-en Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Of course, the question of transparency and democracy is one of those things, but there are a number of social issues as well. If we are talking about the democraphic situation, margnialization, or poverty in its many forms - we have several things that have to go into this agreement. If these are not met, I don't see the soc dems as part of the coalition," External link

err-ee Friday, March 6, 2015 11:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of culture62.16%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
estonian minister of culture13.51%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for culture16.22%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
minister of health and labour2.70%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
mp2.70%EN10/27/201627/10/2016
candidate2.70%EN10/13/201613/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Indrek SaarEN87.23%
Indrek SaarET12.77%


 
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Indrek Saar said : "It would be morally very difficult to look at what the Center Party has done. And this has been a recurring pattern. There was also a donation of €50,000 last spring , which was unanimously justified by the Center Party board. It was completely embarrassing. Eventually we found that that donation had been a forbidden one" External link

err-en Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "SDE's proposal to the coalition is not to proceed with the referendum bill. We are not wasting time or voting on these proposals; the aim is to stop a plan that divides the public and brings new tensions to society at an already difficult time," External link

err-en Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:28:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "For almost three months, SDE had to put pressure on the government coalition with regard to sick day compensation, and now €2.5 million has been allocated for this purpose . It is deeply incomprehensible why the first days of illness are only reimbursed from 1 January, however. I am convinced that our current infection rates could be significantly lower if this decision were not several months late, as with many other basic prevention activities" External link

err-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Ultimately, via a snowballing effect, this reaches society as a whole in the form of a [rising] infection rate," External link

err-en Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar wrote ( about Mailis Reps ) : "In any case, she managed to rehabilitate herself in my eyes by taking this bold step. It is a shame more than a few male members of this government who have committed far worse cannot find the same measure of mental fortitude. And there can be no doubt that Mailis Reps will remain in politics for long years to come – her resignation today makes it possible for her to return after a while," External link

err-en Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Anyone who wants to say 'no' to the referendum can support us with their ideas. We will gather together the questions of the Social Democrats and like-minded people and present them to the draft. And the proposals do not have to be deadly serious – the aim is to prevent a referendum on anger," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 18, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar promised : "The Social Democrats will surely use all parliamentary tools at our disposal to stop the decision," External link

err-en Friday, November 13, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Tolerance, caring and openness have always been the fundamental values of Social Democrats. For the past one-and-a-half years these values have been in serious danger in Estonia. The entry of extremists into the government, steps by the government to restrict the rights of minorities and statements by members of the government inciting hatred are jeopardizing the feeling of security of thousands of Estonian people and their families and infringing on their dignity in a manner which cannot be accepted," External link

err-en Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "As we are a democratic organization, and a large organization, this issue definitely must be discussed. It is not like in any other party where the leader says that it has been decided and everyone follows," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The biggest threat at the moment, where it all started and where the government threatens us today, is the referendum in the spring. It will turn us back in time from a human rights perspective," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar told : "I think the most important thing at present is that this referendum does not take place," External link

err-en Monday, October 26, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "I hope that all of what we have been hearing these last few days, how EKRE leaders have made their goals abundantly clear... That this gives the government's other sides a clear understanding of having to cancel this divisive referendum" External link

err-en Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The Ministry of Social Affairs has also drawn attention to this, among other things, that there are a number of questions in the Names Act," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "The prime minister is looking on helplessly and clenching his teeth," External link

err-en Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "We intend to protect the constitution of Estonia. Fiercely, and with love," External link

err-en Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:45:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said ( about Martin Helme ) : "Minister Martin Helme's lies and deeds show that favoring his own and ignoring transparent governance is a recurring pattern" External link

err-en Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said ( about Martin Helme ) : "EKRE ministers have been hostile towards and threatened farmers and strawberry growers with the tax office (referring to statements made in late May by finance minister Martin Helme that strawberry farmers often engage in tax evasion – ed.), but the tax office itself cannot pick strawberries. If no decisive action is taken, the crisis will unfortunately spread to other agricultural sectors in the near future. The damage to agriculture will be great and affect the entire Estonian economy," External link

err-en Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Fighting invisible enemies can cause confused people to concentrate behind a party, but in terms of national interests, painting our allies as enemies is disastrous" External link

err-en Friday, June 19, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Or how you should arrange your living, when unemployment benefits are €189 a month? And how will we solve the large challenges regarding Estonian development and the preservation of our cultural and environmental wealth. Has anyone heard of a plan that would use the crisis for necessary economical change or how the government will handle a green and digital revolution?" External link

err-en Friday, June 19, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "In general, when a party is in opposition, there are always those who find another area or party where there is more opportunity to exercise power" External link

err-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "It is a matter of taste," External link

err-en Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said ( about Eesti Ekspress ) : "You have had time to get up to speed. As we have read from the media, your party's top politicians, deputy chairmen, the secretary general and several other board members as well as top Centrists in Tallinn have tried to get to the bottom of the money's origin one way or another. You said as recently as last week that there is nothing criminal about that money to the best of your knowledge. And yet, an article was published in Eesti Ekspress on Saturday that caused you to change your mind and return the money. Could you please explain what were the new facts you read in the Eesti Ekspress article that members of the party and perhaps the person who made the donation had not shared with you and that caused you to change your mind? And could you please clearly say who the money you decided to return belongs to?" External link

err-en Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We do not agree with the attempts of the Center Party or any other party to escape responsibility by abusing its power. On the contrary, everything must be done to reduce the power of money in politics," External link

err-en Tuesday, June 9, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "This is an unforeseen statement in a democratic country," External link

err-en Friday, June 5, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Last week, the finance minister accused strawberry farmers of potential tax crime, effectively threatening them with repercussions," External link

err-en Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "This is an unforeseen statement in a democratic country," External link

err-en Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Rude and hostile statements concerning farmers from ministers, and speaker of the Riigikogu Henn Polluaas (EKRE), must come to an end," External link

err-en Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "If the principle is to do what we have hitherto thought was important and useful to us, and which tends towards a stronger and better-off Europe in principle, including one much better prepared for crises, then it would be nonsense to fight against it," "There seem to be a lot of positive things in it for Estonia right now. First of all, if the fund increases, we will have more to obtain from it," External link

err-en Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Of course, it is expected that people in Saare County want to get a clearer perspective on what date and which restrictions are going to be relaxed, but it hasn´t happened yet. The government said we will give you some extra permits and you can open some services, but what will happen in a longer perspective is not known yet," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "What mass events are , we will be deciding in May, instead of giving a clear signal that all events with more than 1,000 people have to be canceled - change your plans. Instead of that, we are waiting for the government's decision like golden eggs," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "On May 1 we'll do this, on May 15, we'll do that. On May 29, we'll do the other. Of course, this will be the case if something very crazy doesn't happen and the predictions don't go in the opposite direction. But give some certainty and clarity about what we're doing. This plan, unfortunately, doesn´t have that. In the same way, the plan does not tell us where we will get from here if the restrictions are over and we will reach the third stage," External link

err-en Tuesday, April 28, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We are advising to involve psychologists, sociologists, behavioral scientists who would be able to evaluate human behavior," External link

err-en Monday, April 27, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar writes : "Considering the crisis situation and the pressure that the crisis managers are working under, we are not trying to belittle the work you have done. But we are asking you to consider how important the named plan is. How Estonian people will do in the coming years, is largely dependant on how successfully we manage to go back to the normal life," External link

err-en Monday, April 27, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Within the next few hours, we will hold talks with other political powers, after which we will decide our next steps," External link

err-en Monday, December 16, 2019 2:58:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar noted ( about Mart Helme ) : "There have been quite a few of these no-confidence votes (in addition to Ratas, a vote of no-confidence in interior minister Mart Helme at the beginning of June, and the motion against Järvik just a week and a half ago-ed.)," External link

err-en Tuesday, November 26, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The government of Jüri Ratas, who has dismissed the secretary general, has sent a signal to the Estonian authorities: if you see dark and illicit acts, be quiet. Otherwise, heads will role," External link

err-en Monday, November 25, 2019 2:38:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar wrote : "The Social Democrats expect Estonia's foreign policy stance to be steadfast, and the members of the Estonian government will follow it. Interior Minister Mart Helme has repeatedly called into question Estonia's membership in NATO, much like the previous government minister Mihhail Korb, whom you dismissed. We expect the head of government's assessments to be consistent and determined. We want to know: When you will go to the President with Mart Helme's resignation statement?" External link

err-en Wednesday, November 20, 2019 1:15:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Jüri Ratas is trying to buy himself some time and has tasked officials with assessing Minister Järvik's case," External link

err-en Monday, November 18, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We have been saying this ever since this government was formed, that this government is not a good government for Estonia, and we are always ready to consider alternatives and, of course, we also communicate with other parties and political forces whenever possible," External link

err-en Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:52:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "This would be the first serious step by the current government, which moves rural life in Estonia forward. In the SDE's eyes, Järvik had already lost all credibility when he consistently lied and fibbed in the listeria scandal," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar added : "Today ( i.e. Thursday-ed ), his new sins have come to light, demonstrating that Järvik does not serve the interests of the Estonian state and people, but has strongly encouraged his adviser to conduct corruption-risk activities which have led to the initiation of a criminal case," External link

err-en Friday, November 8, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The bill, which was made public on Wednesday, doesn't say a word about how pensions will be paid in the future or what happens to the people who stop saving up for retirement when they get old," External link

err-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar concluded : "In the name of short-term political gain, the coalition wants to sacrifice the lowest earning people as well as our children and grandchildren, who will be forced to bear an unaffordable tax burden," External link

err-en Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:16:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "It has just become clear that Kert Kingo lied to the Riigikogu on Monday in an official speech, denying any relationship with Jakko Väl. It has now become apparent that Kert Kingo signed an employment contract last week, in which he [Väli] was to be employed as an adviser" External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "There is no way you can trust a person who is lying to you directly," External link

err-en Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We have repeatedly seen as we have asked him questions that he essentially does not lead this government," "So we will direct our questions to those who do" External link

err-en Wednesday, September 18, 2019 4:05:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar pointed out : "Throughout the years, the second pillar's yields have remained above the increase in the cost of living," External link

err-en Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Therefore, the rhetoric that we trust a person and allow them to decide on their own how much and how to save for retirement is especially cynical," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 11, 2019 9:11:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar added ( about Juri Ratas ) : "Under Ratas' leadership, our Estonia has not become more united or coherent. The government led by Ratas has not come up with solutions which take Estonia forward. Instead of strategic decisions, decisions looking to the future, the government's arsenal is made up of populist and often also vandalist steps prompted by short-term benefits of three parties," External link

BalticTimes Wednesday, September 4, 2019 7:37:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Thursday, Aug. 15 was one of the darkest days in Estonian politics in recent decades," External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We will give Ratas until Aug. 21," "After that, the SDE parliamentary group will begin collecting MP signatures for the submission of a motion of no confidence. Estonia deserves a normal government. We cannot be the disgrace of Europe" External link

err-en Friday, August 16, 2019 1:58:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We will regain the belief that, by discussing important things as a strong team and together and by consistently seeking allies, we will be able to solve global challenges sooner or later, too," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Right-wing extremism, which is causing concern across the world, will not disappear on its own. This is also one of the reasons why Estonia must not allow Europe to be demolished and allied relations to become cracked. The more heads, the more different experiences, the faster we will get over this crisis," "But right are also those who find that extremist politicians hold greater support in regions and among people whose standard of living is objectively worse. Thus, we must be even more serious about creating more equal opportunities, reducing regional differences. We must be able to reduce the feeling of hopelessness, of being left behind and alone," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "This must be understood and under no circumstances can we allow extremists to hijack and monopolize feelings of nationalism," "We all belive in the persistence of a nation state and national culture. But the nationalism of Social Democrats is not glum, withdrawn and fearful of the world -- we believe that Estonia needs joyful, optimistic and open nationalism," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We are the only ones standing steadfastly in defense of democratic freedoms without forgetting for a moment the need to help those who tend to fall behind or be excluded," External link

BalticTimes Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "We await in these harsh times the passing of this somewhat crazy period in Estonian politics, and in those of the wider world," External link

err-en Sunday, June 9, 2019 6:11:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The news is fresh. Austrian authorities must do everything they can to establish the truth -- what has happened and who is involved in the doping incident described. The reputation of Estonian sports is again at stake both on a national as well as international level. Sport has to be clean, there is no room for negotiation here, not are there any gray areas," External link

BalticTimes Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:53:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "I consider it vital to discuss the situation with representatives of all relevant institutions. We will meet at the Ministry of Culture as early as next week, to have a frank talk about the matter," External link

err-en Friday, March 1, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Poland has carried our several major reforms in the field of combating doping in recent years. Poland has evolved as an important partner in this internationally. Close international cooperation is of utmost importance in standing for fair and clean sport and effectively combating the use of doping," External link

BalticTimes Friday, January 18, 2019 5:01:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "The number of speakers of our beautiful language doesn't have to be limited to those who live in Estonia. The goal should be bigger; why not set in motion the words of one of the heads of the Estonian Institute, Mart Meri, whose dream was to boost the number of Estonian speakers globally to 1.5 million, as the next big goal," External link

err-en Thursday, January 17, 2019 12:12:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Culture is the first and main purpose of the existence of the state of Estonia, and the government places a high value on our cultural workers. Vigorous growth in salary helps ensure the consistency of our national culture and a new generation of specialists with the help of whom both high culture as well as folk culture can develop," External link

BalticTimes Friday, December 28, 2018 2:21:00 AM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Foreign producers are very interested in utilizing Esotnian film specialists, filming locations, cutting-edge technology and infrastructure as well as service providers for filming in Estonia," "The pilot project is off to a good start by now and the increasing aid scheme will surely allow Estonia to become even more attractive than before to foreign filmmakers" External link

err-en Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:36:00 PM EAT

Indrek Saar said : "Of course, the question of transparency and democracy is one of those things, but there are a number of social issues as well. If we are talking about the democraphic situation, margnialization, or poverty in its many forms - we have several things that have to go into this agreement. If these are not met, I don't see the soc dems as part of the coalition," External link

err-ee Friday, March 6, 2015 11:20:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of culture62.16%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
estonian minister of culture13.51%EN12/07/201707/12/2017
minister for culture16.22%EN02/03/201703/02/2017
minister of health and labour2.70%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
mp2.70%EN10/27/201627/10/2016
candidate2.70%EN10/13/201613/10/2016
Names Lang Count
Indrek SaarEN87.23%
Indrek SaarET12.77%


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